NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 325

Subsector 325

NAICS Subsector Code 325 – Chemical Manufacturing

Definition of NAICS 3 Digit Subsector Code 325: The Chemical Manufacturing subsector is based on the transformation of organic and inorganic raw materials by a chemical process and the formulation of products. This subsector distinguishes the production of basic chemicals that comprise the first industry group from the production of intermediate and end products produced by further processing of basic chemicals that make up the remaining industry groups.

This subsector does not include all industries transforming raw materials by a chemical process. It is common for some chemical processing to occur during mining operations. These beneficiating operations, such as copper concentrating, are classified in Sector 21, Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction. Furthermore, the refining of crude petroleum is included in Subsector 324, Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing. In addition, the manufacturing of aluminum oxide is included in Subsector 331, Primary Metal Manufacturing; and beverage distilleries are classified in Subsector 312, Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing. As is the case of these two activities, the grouping of industries into subsectors may take into account the association of the activities performed with other activities in the subsector.

Three Digit Subsector Breakdown for the North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code. If NAICS Subsector 325 does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

  • Sector 31-33: Manufacturing
    • Subsector 325: Chemical Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3251: Basic Chemical Manufacturing
        • Industry 32511: Petrochemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325110: Petrochemical Manufacturing
        • Industry 32512: Industrial Gas Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325120: Industrial Gas Manufacturing
        • Industry 32513: Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325130: Synthetic Dye and Pigment Manufacturing
        •  Industry 32518: Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325180: Other Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
        • Industry 32519: Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325193: Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325194: Cyclic Crude, Intermediate, and Gum and Wood Chemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325199: All Other Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3252: Resin, Synthetic Rubber, and Artificial Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
        • Industry 32521: Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325211: Plastics Material and Resin Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325212: Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing
        • Industry 32522: Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325220: Artificial and Synthetic Fibers and Filaments Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3253: Pesticide, Fertilizer, and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
        • Industry 32531: Fertilizer Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325311: Nitrogenous Fertilizer Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325312: Phosphatic Fertilizer Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325314: Fertilizer (Mixing Only) Manufacturing
        • Industry 32532: Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325320: Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemical Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3254: Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
        • Industry 32541: Pharmaceutical and Medicine Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325411: Medicinal and Botanical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325412: Pharmaceutical Preparation Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325413: In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325414: Biological Product (except Diagnostic) Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3255: Paint, Coating, and Adhesive Manufacturing
        • Industry 32551: Paint and Coating Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325510: Paint and Coating Manufacturing
        • Industry 32552: Adhesive Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325520: Adhesive Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3256: Soap, Cleaning Compound, and Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
        • Industry 32561: Soap and Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325611: Soap and Other Detergent Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325612: Polish and Other Sanitation Good Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325613: Surface Active Agent Manufacturing
        • Industry 32562: Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325620: Toilet Preparation Manufacturing
      • Industry Group 3259: Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
        • Industry 32591: Printing Ink Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325910: Printing Ink Manufacturing
        • Industry 32592: Explosives Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325920: Explosives Manufacturing
        • Industry 32599: All Other Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325991: Custom Compounding of Purchased Resins
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325992: Photographic Film, Paper, Plate, and Chemical Manufacturing
          • 6 Digit Code(s) NAICS 325998: All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing

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